A preservative-free zinc paste bandage
Steripaste was evaluated in a skin patch study involving 68 leg ulcer patients: 50% of them reacted to allergens NOT present in Steripaste, but when tested with Steripaste (3), only one “doubtful” reaction was recorded.
Steripaste can therefore be recommended in patients with chronic leg ulcers, particularly those who have reacted to preservatives in the past (3).
Bandage fibre shedding can provide foci for irritation and infection; independent tests showed that Steripaste sheds far fewer fibres than other zinc paste bandages (1).
Smooth, creamy Steripaste is extremely easy to apply and remove. Its soothing 15% zinc oxide formulation provided “almost instant relief” (4) to a patient who was treated unsuccessfully with other emollients.
Benefits of Use
References1 Miller L., Llewellyn M., Bale S. Assessing fibre shedding properties of paste bandages. Wound Healing Res. Unit Cardiff. 1998. Data on file
2 Johnson A. Steripaste bandages in the treatment of non-healing wounds. Proceedings of 6th European Conference on Advances in Wound Management, 1-4 Oct. 1996, Amsterdam
3 Powell S. et al. The safety of a new medicated paste bandage in patients with a history of sensitivity to other paste bandages. Presented at the 4th European Conference on Advances in Wound Management, Copenhagen, 6-9 September 1994
4 Callicott C., Charles H., Mathurin D. The use of zinc paste bandage in the treatment of a patient who suffered with venous leg ulcer for over 20 years: Data on file
Steripaste Prescribing Information: Trade name: Steripaste Medicated Paste Bandage. Qualitative and quantitative composition: Steripaste contains the following active ingredient Zinc Oxide BP 15% w/w. Pharmaceutical form: Sterile, open wove bleached cotton bandage impregnated with the paste formulation. Clinical particulars: For the treatment of venous ulcers. Adults, children & elderly: Not applicable, the product is a medicated paste bandage. Frequency of dressing changes is at the discretion of a responsible physician. (Differentiation between patients of differing age groups is less important when considering the dosage regime than the apparent rate of wound healing and its condition). For topical administration only. Contraindications, warnings etc: Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to an ingredient of the paste and acute eczematous lesions. Special warnings and precautions for use: Avoid use on grossly macerated skin. One of the functions of an occlusive bandage is to increase absorption ¬ care must therefore be taken with the use of steroids under this bandage as their absorption may be significantly increased. Interaction with other medicaments and other forms of interaction: None known. Use in pregnancy and lactation: No special precautions. Shelf life: Three years. Special storage precautions: Store in a dry place at or below 25°C. Product licence Holder: Medlock Medical, Tubiton House, Medlock Street, Oldham, OL1 3HS, UK. Product Licence Number: PL21248/0027. Basic NHS Price: £3.61 Information last updated: March 2011.
Medlock Medical Ltd are the current licence holders for the following products: Metrotop, Steripaste, Zincaband, Calaband and Icthaband. Calaband, Icthaband and Zincaband are trade marks of Mölnlycke Health Care Ltd.
Available in the following sizes:
7.5cm x 6m
For further sizing information please view the product sheet.